2018 Winter Skincare Guide For All Skin Types



Quick storytime! I inadvertently became a skincare junky in middle school. When I was in 7th grade, instead of getting acne like the normal kids, I got warts, YES WARTS, and of all the places I got them at the tip of my nose. Kids used to make fun of me and said I had a booger under my nose. When I was finally fed up with all the name calling, I went crying to my mother. She took me to a dermatologist to check out my embarrassing skin issue. The doctor informed me that it was common and suggested to remove the wart with a laser. The doctor numbed it and zapped that creature that caused all the hassle at school. Once she was done with everything, she gave me a skincare sample of Cetaphil and told me the importance of cleansing and moisturizing the skin. Ever since then, my skincare routine blossomed.


The winter months can be brutal from catching a cold to getting stuck in the house from a snowstorm and your skin can start acting out of wack and dull from the crisp dry air.

To combat the cold weather, all you need is a few products that will give you that supple glow.


First, you have to determine your skin type.

- Oily

- Combination

- Dry

- Sensitive

- Combination


TIP: After you wash your face, if it feels stiff and dry, you have dry skin. If it's shiny, you might have oily skin and if it's both then you have combination skin.

I have dry, combination skin. I'm oily in my T-Zone and dry everywhere else.

Even if you're oily, you still need moisturizer because your skin is producing excess oil to make up for the lack of moisture.


It is important to have a routine. After a long day of work, your skin has attracted all that dirt and debris. If you're not washing your face at night, you're getting all those germs on your pillowcases which produces blemishes, pimples, and zits.



STEPS

1. CLEANSER

2. TONER

3. ESSENCE

4. SERUM

5. EYE CREAM

6. MOISTURIZER





SKINCARE OPTIONS FOR EVERY TYPE



OILY



CLEANSER: Murad Clarifying Cleanser, Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Clearing Bar and Even Tone Cleansing Bar, Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser


TONER: Thayers Witch Hazel, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Lemon


ESSENCE: Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence, Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Antioxidant Essence, Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence


SERUM: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, Olehenriksen Truth Serum, Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum


EYE CREAM: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream, Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


MOISTURIZER: Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil, Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer




COMBINATION



CLEANSER: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, Urban Skin Rx Anti-Aging Cleansing Bar and Even Tone Cleansing Bar, Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser


TONER: Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Lemon, Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Rose Petal, Heritage Store Rose Water


ESSENCE: Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence, Laneige Water Bank Essence, Belif Hydra Sebum Control Essence, Boscia Sake Hydrating and Brightening Essence


SERUM: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (in certain spots), The Ordinary "Buffet," Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum


EYE CREAM: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream, Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


MOISTURIZER: Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer




DRY



CLEANSER: Urban Skin Rx Anti-Aging Cleansing Bar and Even Tone Cleansing Bar, Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, Laniege Multi Cleanser


TONER: Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Lemon, Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Rose Petal, Heritage Store Rose Water


ESSENCE: Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence, Laneige Water Bank Essense (I use this every night!), Caudalie Beauty Elixir


SERUM: Kiehl's Midnight Concentrate, The Ordinary "Buffet," First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum (works very well!)


EYE CREAM: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream


MOISTURIZER: Ponds Dry Cream Facial Moisturizer, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration




SENSITIVE


CLEANSER: Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar, Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser


TONER: Heritage Store Rose Water, Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Lemon


ESSENCE: Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence, Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, Caudalie Beauty Elixir


SERUM: Olehenriksen Truth Serum, The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion, Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum, Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum


EYE CREAM: Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado


MOISTURIZER: First Aid Beauty Repair Cream, Ponds Dry Cream Facial Moisturizer, Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream, Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream, Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet




NORMAL



CLEANSER: Cetaphil Daily Cleanser, Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser, Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Cleansing Bar and Even Tone Cleansing Bar, Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser


TONER: Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Rose Petal, Heritage Store Rose Water, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner, Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling - Lemon


ESSENCE: Caudalie Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence, Caudalie Beauty Elixir


SERUM: The Ordinary "Buffet," Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum


EYE CREAM: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream


MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer, Herbivore Lapis Balancing Facial Oil, Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb






FACE MASKS I RECOMMEND


1. Grace and Stella Cucumber Facial Mask

2. Bentonite Clay with Water or Apple Cider Vinegar

3. Shea Moisturize Peace Rose Oil Complex Senstive Skin Mud Mask

4. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

5. SK- II Treatment Sheet Mask

6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask

7. Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask


BLEMISHES OR PIMPLES


1. Tea Tree Essential Oil

* Place 3 drops on a Q-Tip or cotton swab and apply to affected area

2. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

* Use a Q-Tip and dip it into the solution.

***NOT suitable for people with sensitive skin. I used this once and it burned my sensitive skin.

3. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (spot treat)




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